An Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or ACNP is an advanced practice registered nurse that provides care to patients in acute care hospital settings and has a different role than a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
ACNPs care for patients 13 years and older who are sick or injured and admitted to the hospital for care. Responsibilities include diagnosing, ordering, and interpreting tests, developing treatment plans, monitoring hospital patients, developing discharge plans and follow-up care. In the US, 23 states have full practice authority, meaning they do not have to work under the supervision of a physician.
Expert 5679 is a master’s prepared, board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and has been practicing as a registered nurse since 2007 and received her NP certification in 2010. This expert has work experience in neurosurgery, hepatology/transplant, cardiovascular ICU, and medical ICU.
Expert 5679 is certified through the Acute Care Nurse Practioner (ANCC) board, the Critical Care Registered Nurse (AACN) board, and has her Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. She has publications in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, the Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, and the Global Spine Journal.
This expert is currently licensed, living, and working in Texas but is available nationwide.